Boddington Supertown Growth Plan outlines the Shire and the community’s shared vision as follows:
“We belong to a thriving country town with strong links to the District and Region where families choose to live in a welcoming and engaged community; we enjoy our enviable environment and are part of the opportunities our vibrant economy provides”.
To achieve our vision by 2051, we aspire to:
The Growth Plan forecast a population growth for the Boddington and Ranford town sites of between 4,800 and 6,700 people and outlined that there is sufficient capacity in the existing development footprint of Boddington and Ranford (including special use, rural residential and rural small holdings) to accommodate this growth.
The vision acknowledges the future workforce opportunities associated with the Newmont Boddington Gold Mine, which has announced a life-of-mine to 2060 for processing and on the basis that the South 32 Bauxite Mine is expected to remain active in the district to 2054. The workforce generated by these two mines, together with that associated with new economic activity highlighted in the Growth Plan, represents a substantial opportunity to support the continued growth of Boddington and the district and one that the Shire seeks to capitalise on.
The Shire have stated that they firmly believe that the first step to achieving the vision is the release of affordable residential land to the market, across a variety of lot sizes that meet a greater range of lifestyle choices, providing a signal to the wider community that Boddington is a great place to invest, live, work and recreate.
The population of the Shire of Boddington is growing steadily due to the re-opening and expansion of mines in recent years. In 2009-2010, the Shire population grew by 5.6%; which is significant when compared to the Peel regional growth rate of 3.5%, and a National and State average of 2.1% and 2.2%, respectively.
A significant component of this population growth has occurred in the town of Boddington.